First off, my profound apologies for not posting a great deal as of late. My schedule has reached new heights of insanity, so I'm still scrambling to get everything to have it's place. So onto the post...
As many of you have noticed, October is bringing winter our way much faster this year. Fall looks like it'll be shortchanged this year and the snow will reign supreme in a few short months. So where does that leave the runners? Do you run in freezing temperatures and over ice and snow? Do you shell out the big bucks for a gym membership? Do you obtain every workout DVD made in the last year and set up shop at home? Do you stop running altogether, afterall, isn't running a summer thing? It's a challenge I have faced at the end of every summer. A few times, I was largely pregnant during the winter and so running was kind of pushed aside for those reasons alone. But here I am, winter beating on my door, I'm not pregnant, and I'm thinking, "What should I do?"
So I highly recommend that if you live in an area where winter really is winter and not just slightly colder than summer, you need a winter running plan. Whether it's finally getting a treadmill or a gym membership. Or whether it's workout videos and quick jaunts down the street and back whilst you're covered head to toe in Gortex (warm coat material). Make a plan, because add the holidays into winter, and you're about a hop, skip and jump away from temptation city.
If you do have a winter plan, share it with me. Comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I plan on getting a whole bunch of winter running clothes and I promise that on my first cold run, I will take pics of the getup.